Center for Molecular Medicine

making new discoveries about the molecular basis of human disease

Center for Clinical & Translational Research

discoveries from bench to bedside

Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation

improving patient-centered outcomes

Center for Psychiatric Research 

discovering better treatments in behavioral healthcare

Research: Enhancing the Quality of Patient Care

Successful medical research is a complex process requiring close collaboration of basic scientists, physicians, epidemiologists and data analysts, state-of-the-art instruments, resources to protect the interest of patients who volunteer to participate in clinical trials, and a strong commitment on the part of the Institution.

All of these elements are represented in the Maine Medical Center Research Institute. We have world-class researchers working on the most advanced biomedical problems. We have been successful in bringing the benefits of new discoveries to our patients and to the world, and we have an ongoing commitment to continue to be one of the very best biomedical research communities.

Giving for Impact

Your donation to research at Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) is an investment in healthcare innovations and new treatments that offer hope.

MMCRI strives to provide a growing, visionary, and nurturing environment for scientists with core strengths in molecular biology and genetics, outcomes and health services research, and clinical research.

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Our curiosity and determination are opening new doors in the treatment and detection of diseases.


National Institute on Aging (NIA) Regional Meeting

The NIA sponsored a Director’s Regional Meeting on November 7, 2019 at The University of Southern Maine, hosted by the Northern New England Clinical & Translational Research Network (NNE-CTR).  This was a one-day meeting on research and training for individuals new to aging research as well as those underrepresented in aging research.

Summer Student Research Program 
This year’s program included 28 students, including 22 undergraduates and 6 MaineTrack Tufts medical students.  Our summer group included 18 students with hometowns in Maine, and others from Vermont, New Hampshire, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, and Texas. Pictured with the students is Dr. Rob Koza, Faculty Scientist and the director of  the program. Thanks to all of our research mentors and sponsors of our program.